‘Nobody should be penalised for doing the right thing’ says the PM – so pay SSP at average earnings responds Usdaw
24 June 2020
Usdaw has called on the Prime Minister to back up his words with actions by improving Statutory Sick Pay so that it reflects the average earnings and doesn’t penalise those taking necessary time off to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Coronavirus emergency shows that we need a New Deal for Workers says Usdaw
01 May 2020
Retail trade union Usdaw is marking International Workers’ Day (1 May) by calling for a New Deal for Workers, after the Coronavirus emergency has shown that millions of low-paid and undervalued workers have stepped up in the most difficult of circumstances to keep our country going.
Usdaw welcomes increases in statutory minimum wage rates, it's the least that millions of low-paid essential workers can expect
01 April 2020
Shopworkers trade union Usdaw has welcomed the uprating of national minimum wage rates today, but continues to call for at least £10 hour, recognising the essential work millions of low-paid workers are doing to help the country through the Coronavirus emergency.
Usdaw's young workers week focuses on mental health - 'it's good to talk'
09 March 2020
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw today launches their young workers week, focussing on the union’s mental health campaign ‘It’s good to talk’. Young Usdaw activists are leading over 80 events across the UK, where they will engage fellow young workers in the campaign.
Budget 2020: Usdaw calls on Chancellor to fix the problems with Universal Credit
06 March 2020
Shopworkers’ trade union Usdaw is calling on the Chancellor to use next Wednesday’s Budget to fix the problems of Universal Credit. The union says that as well as committing to an urgent review of the failures of Universal Credit, the Chancellor should immediately scrap the two-child limit and the five week waiting period.
Usdaw disappointed that the Government's minimum wage increase fails to deliver £10 per hour or an end to rip-off youth rates
31 December 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis has expressed disappointment that the Government has not listened to Usdaw’s detailed evidence for a £10 minimum wage for all workers and an end to rip-off youth rates.
Vote Labour today for better pay and to save our shops says Usdaw
12 December 2019
Retail trade union Usdaw urges members to vote Labour today for real change for working people. Polls open 7am to 10pm.
Usdaw response to the Conservative manifesto launch
24 November 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis has warned minimum wage workers not to be fooled by Boris Johnson’s minimum wage promise. Usdaw continues to call for £10 per hour now for all workers, with an end to youth rates and action on insecure employment.
Labour's manifesto offers real change for working people - Usdaw backs commitments to tackling in-work poverty and the retail crisis
21 November 2019
Retail trade union Usdaw has hailed Labour’s general election manifesto, launched today, as a chance for real change for working people.
Equal Pay Day 2019: Usdaw calls for a £10 an hour minimum wage to help close the gender pay gap - only Labour will deliver
14 November 2019
Shopworkers’ trade union leader Paddy Lillis is calling for action to close the gender pay gap on ‘Equal Pay Day 2019’, Thursday 14 November, which marks the day that women will effectively work for free until the end of the year because of the gender pay gap.